Chrysalis™ Blue Butterfly Bush

Availability: Out of stock

A gorgeous little shrub and vibrant bloomer! The Chrysalis™ Blue Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x 'Balchrylu') is a fantastic pollinator plant with gorgeous purple-blue pointed spires that rise right up to the sky while staying wonderfully compact and space-saving! Each tiny floret is accented by a bright orange eye!

The abundant flowers bloom from late spring into the fall! The aromatic green-to-gray-green is airy and fills out with tons of gorgeous foliage that is the perfect foil for the flowers! Standing tall atop the shrub for every butterfly, bee, and hummingbird to find and easily land on in the neighborhood.

Chrysalis™ Blue is a hybrid Buddleia that is very resilient and root-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9 and can be stem-hardy in warmer locations. Growing into a neat and tidy mounded form that grows 20-28 inches tall when in bloom and spreads 18-24 inches wide. The fragrant blooms keep returning with regular deadheading, but that also means you will get more blooms for your bouquets and vase arrangments!

Planting and Application:

Butterfly Bushes are must-haves for Pollinator gardens, wildflower installations, and cut-flower gardens! Enliven Cottage and Perennial borders and add low front-of-the-border color to your mixed shrub hedges! Greet guests by planting several along your walkway or driveway. Use at the corners of your landscape to draw flying visitors, as well as highlight a garden bench or accent your seating areas in the sun.

Chrysalis™ Blue is compact enough for containers and planters on sunny porches and patios! The smaller size is fantastic for use as edging and facer plants that light up foundation borders, and evergreen hedges! Or add a pretty skirting around trees or shrubs that may be getting a bit leggy in their older age. Tough enough for Rock gardens and pretty enough for Rose gardens, Butterfly Bushes just shine in any setting!

  • Lovely Deep Purple/Blue Spires & Orange Eyes
  • Gray-Green Aromatic Foliage
  • Compact, Space-Saving Shrubs
  • Prolific Bloom for Pollinators & Cut Flowers
  • Low-Growing Edging, Containers, Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Butterfly Bushes do best in full sun, where they will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Buddleias do best in well-drained soil. They won't tolerate wet roots. Use containers or elevate the planting bed, if your soil drains slowly.

You'll enjoy the largest flower display if you can deadhead the spent blooms. Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis, so it can grow to its fullest potential. Don't worry about the occasional vacation. These durable plants are water-wise! Deer don't prefer the taste, so they are rarely damaged. Deadhead throughout the growing season to keep blooms returning, and prune back in the very early spring.

Buddleia as a species may grow a bit too well in certain areas. Don't fear! We protect your local ecosystem with a software tool called Plant Sentry™. It helps Nature Hills follow all local, state, and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Deadheading To Encourage New Blooms & Prune in Early Spring
  • Rain & Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Downy Mildew Resistant

The Chrysalis™ Blue Butterfly Bush is just the space-saving little flowering ornamental that will bring you months of blooms and swarms of pollinators! Order your own today before they're gone from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Chrysalis™ Blue Butterfly Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Buddleia x 'Balchrylu'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 28 inches
Mature Spread 20- 28 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes